Iranian FM Leaves Istanbul for Libya

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi left Turkey for Libya to meet the country's interim government officials on bilateral ties and the fate of Shiite Cleric Imam Musa Sadr.

Salehi, who was in Turkey to attend an international conference on Afghanistan in Istanbul, left the country for Tripoli, where he is due to meet with the National Transitional Council (NTC) officials.

On Tuesday, the newly appointed Libyan Prime Minister, Abdel Rahim al-Keib, welcomed Salehi's visit to his country, and called for the expansion of the bilateral relations between Tehran and Tripoli.

Asked if Libya's relations with the US could deter Tripoli from developing ties with Iran, he said that any country has its special place and position and Libya's relations with the US and Europe could never prevent reinvigoration of ties with other countries.

(Source: Fars News Agency)

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